About the Stars of Stony Brook Gala


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Stars of Stony Brook Gala
April 19, 2017
Pier Sixty, NYC

Since its inception in 2000, the  Stony Brook Foundation Stars of Stony Brook Gala has generated more than $42 million for Stony Brook University academic programs of excellence and scholarships for the most talented students.

This year we are honoring former Vice President Joe Biden for his leadership in America’s “Cancer Moonshot” and its mission to accelerate research and collaborations that will ultimately eradicate the disease that affects over 8 million lives every year. We are fortunate that he will join us at this year’s Gala, where we will showcase the Stony Brook Cancer Center, its enterprising researchers and dedicated doctors who are pushing the boundaries of what we know about diagnosing, treating and preventing cancer.

The former Vice President joins a distinguished roster of scholars, politicians, celebrities and luminaries for their outstanding and relentless commitment to society, such as Nobel Laureate C.N. Yang; IMAX CEO Richard Gelfond; actors Julie Andrews, Alan Alda and Ed Harris; founder of Renaissance Technologies Jim Simons and CA Technologies founder Charles Wang; and celebrated conservationists Richard Leakey and Patricia Wright.

  • For more on the Stars of Stony Brook Gala, including tickets to this year’s event, visit stonybrook.edu/gala

Attendees at the 2014 Stars of Stony Brook Gala.

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